cracked stem

cracked stem

[¦krakt ‚stem]
(plant pathology)
A boron-deficiency disease of celery characterized by brown mottling of leaves and brittleness and cracking of leaf stalks.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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* Cracked stems and branch forks that could cause catastrophic failure of a tree section.